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Twenty years of democracy: Much has changed, but not enough
Twenty years of democracy: Much has changed, but not enough
When I joined the struggle for liberation in the late 1950s, I was motivated by the unjust system. Apart from the racial discrimination imposed by...
SA's 20 years of democracy: Celebration and concern
SA's 20 years of democracy: Celebration and concern
I was asked to write 850 words: that’s quite substantial, what with Abraham Lincoln’s 250-word Gettysburg address containing the most...
Madiba taught me to be a free white Afrikaner in a modern SA
Madiba taught me to be a free white Afrikaner in a modern SA
It was October 1994 when I resumed duty at the office of the first democratically elected president’s office. Two weeks later, I met...
SA has moved backwards, says PAC stalwart Makwetu
SA has moved backwards, says PAC stalwart Makwetu
Clarence Makwetu was among a few leaders of the Pan Africanist Congress who insisted that the party should participate in the first democratic...
Imprisoned in open space: The frustration of unemployment
Imprisoned in open space: The frustration of unemployment
The remote mountain pasture of the Kat River Valley in the Eastern Cape is a stunning vista of dark green trees shading ravines where water flows...
Foreigners brave an uneasy refuge in SA
Foreigners brave an uneasy refuge in SA
A dark-skinned Mozambican man, Dovel Chatlago (24), dusts off the plastic chairs inside the tin shack from which he runs his salon. It is in...
ANC and Cope: Freedom unites two generations
ANC and Cope: Freedom unites two generations
Lyndall Shope-Mafole grew up in various places in exile, longing for a country to belong to and call home – but there wasn’t one. South...
Democracy has also brought us great inequality
Democracy has also brought us great inequality
We are about to hold democratic national and provincial elections that will put in place the fifth Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
De Klerk: The lasting challenge of April 27 1994
De Klerk: The lasting challenge of April 27 1994
Few South Africans grasp the real significance of April 27 1994 and why it is important for us to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.
Tutu: 'Unfinished business' of the TRC's healing
Tutu: 'Unfinished business' of the TRC's healing
At the first gathering of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on Reconciliation Day in 1995, I spoke at some length of the importance of the...
Freedom is the door to the future
Freedom is the door to the future
We must continue working to build a South Africa where all of us will feel at home, comfortable and safe
KZN's Romeo and Juliet, two decades later
KZN's Romeo and Juliet, two decades later
The home of former Inkatha Freedom Party strongman Sipho Mlaba, in the Mpumalanga township of Hammarsdale outside Durban, is now the domain of...

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